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Weekly Announcements 6/22/16

Will You Pray with Me?

I am sure you have been asked that question many times. I have learned that when prayer is asked for, or when I offer to pray for someone, the BEST thing I can do is stop and pray right then. No matter whether I am in the grocery store, in the middle of the mall, driving (I don’t close my eyes!). You get the picture. Prayer can happen any where, any time.

I know from experience that my day is better when I don’t let anything interrupt my prayer and meditation time each morning. My heart is prepared through reading God’s Word. My spirit is encouraged as I lay the day before the Lord and am reminded that He will be directing my path and is Master over all that I do. I invite you to a 6 week Summer Experiment. We have a wonderful tool at our fingertips for prayer, published by the UM Publishing House, The Upper Room. It is available in print and online for free*. Imagine: what kind of mighty work God can do through us if all of us as a faith community were to commit to reading and praying each day the SAME meditations and scriptures!

One heart, one mind, one purpose being shaped together each day for the next 6 weeks. I believe in the power of prayer and the unity of prayers of the people. Will you pray with me?

If you will, please let me know by sending me an email or signing up on the Summer Prayer Experiment sheet posted in the worship areas.

Pastor Lisa

*pick up your printed copy on the information tables or go online and register to receive your daily meditation and prayer at www.upperroom.org


Dear Cokes Chapel Family,

A lot of changes have been occurring at Cokes Chapel over the last few weeks and months. We said good-bye to Pastor Mark and we have now officially welcomed Pastor Lisa and her family. Now is the time to begin FOCUSing on ministry again. With that being said, (or written in this case), we will be embarking on a connectional ministry with Cornerstone UMC. What does that mean for FOCUS Youth? This is an opportunity to expand our potential, expanding our reach and building on what is already being done.

Specifically, we will be able to connect for our youth retreats and events, connecting for worship while maintaining small groups to allow us to dive deeper into our relationship with God. The exact plan is still being discerned and revealed but as we move forward through the summer, we hope to have the weekly plan ready for the fall.

For now, FOCUS Youth will continue to meet on Sunday’s through July 17 when we return from River Of Life. FOCUS students are invited to go to the Eastgate neighborhood on Wednesdays through July. Stay tuned for more fun activities through August and back to school. We will keep you informed as we develop this new ministry.

Please be in prayer for our connectional ministry opportunity and for our River Of Life mission team.

Yours In Christ,

Bobby Totten
FOCUS Youth Director
Cokes Chapel UMC

Kid’s Mission Camp

Cokes Chapel is partnering up with Newnan First UMC for this upcoming event. It will run from July 26 through the 28th from 9am to 1pm each day, meeting at Newnan First. The camp is designed for rising 3rd through 6th grades. Adults are welcome and volunteers are NEEDED! Registration information will follow soon. Direct any additional questions to Kim Reindl   kreindl@cokeschapel.org



Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church on 8/6/2016. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.

In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners.


Announcements 6/15/16

The Ice Cream Social Meet and Greet has been postponed. We will NOT meet next Sunday afternoon! We look forward to this event on a future summer date!
We hope that you do come on Sunday morning to meet Pastor Lisa and her husband Jack Dempsey at both the 9AM and the 11AM services.  This will be their first Sunday morning with us in worship and we would like to have as many people here as possible to warmly welcome them! 

Announcements June 9


Dear Cokes Chapel Family,

We all want to thank you for a truly blessed time in ministry together these past several years. The celebration we enjoyed this past Sunday left us truly overwhelmed. From the love and energy in the worship space, to the spiritual synergy during Mia’s baptism, to the gifts of love and appreciation, to the mind-blowing luncheon, it was a day we will never forget! “Thank you” seems so inadequate during a time of reflection and celebration such as this, but it is about all we can muster as we say, “God be with you.” Please be in prayer for our family while we gear up for ministry at The United Methodist Church At The Well in Cartersville, and know that we are in prayer for Cokes Chapel, and especially Pastor Lisa and Jack Dempsey. 

God be with You,

Mark, Tiffany, and Ethan Jordan
Pastor Lisa will be in the office next Wednesday, 6/15 and would like to invite anyone who may be interested and available to pack a brown paper bag lunch and stop by to meet both her and her husband, Jack in the Fellowship Hall between the hours of 11-1PM.  Drinks will be provided!
Are you able to help clean our sanctuary once or twice this summer?  The kids from the school who normally clean for us, are on summer vacation.  We are asking for volunteers to sign up to vacuum, dust and pick up the sanctuary.  With a team of two or three, it really does not take much time at all!  Sign up sheets are available with the open schedule.  Thanks in advance for your help!
You’re invited to an Open House at Fellowship Hall to meet and greet Pastor Lisa & Jack Dempsey on Sunday, June 26th from 2 to 4pm.  Sign up sheets will be out on Sunday. Please let us know if you’re planning on dropping in!

May 18 Announcements

Our UMW is sponsoring its annual Wednesday Night Supper (Hamburger/Hotdog)  on May 18 from 5:30 to 7:00pm. Please call the church office if you would like to attend but have not purchased a ticket.  Dinner will be served in the Fellowship Hall.

Our high school and college graduates will be recognized at both services this Sunday!  This is an exciting time of year for graduates and their families.  As a church family, let’s celebrate their accomplishments together!

RACE for the Orphans Update
A special thank you to everyone who helped support our church’s sponsorship in the RACE for the Orphans. The event raised $30,000 to help bring children home to their forever families!

A short Memorial Sunday Service is planned for Sunday May 29th, at 10AM in our cemetery outside the chapel.  This is a time when we will honor those veterans who are buried in our cemetery as well as the veterans who come to visit.  The service will be followed with a light breakfast which will be served in our Fellowship Hall.

Farewell Plans for Pastor Mark,Tiffany, Ethan & Mia
Pastor Mark’s final Sunday with our congregation will be Sunday, June 5th.  We will be celebrating Mark’s ministry with one Combined Worship Service at 10:30am in the Contemporary Worship Center which will be followed by a Celebratory Potluck Luncheon at noon. The church will be providing the meat so we are asking members to bring either a side dish/dessert or two.  Sign up sheets will be out for the next few Sundays at both services. Please sign up to let us know how many plan to attend. The deadline for lunch sign-up is Sunday, May 29th.

Love Offering/Jordan Family
Cokes Chapel is currently collecting a Love Offering for the Jordan Family which will be presented to them on their final Sunday with us during the worship service on June 5th

.  Please make your checks out to “Cokes Chapel UMC” and mark them “LOVE OFFERING” on the memo line. Please mark envelopes the same if you are making a cash gift.  Thank you.

                   Grow Day Camp @ Cokes Chapel UMC                  

June 13-17   $135

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